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Lonnie Conway Wright

March 1, 1942 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Lonnie Wright Obituary

Lonnie Conway Wright, 81, went home to be with Jesus while surrounded by his family on February 7, 2024.  Born March 1, 1942 to the late Elvis and Lora Wright of Lafe, AR, Lonnie was the tenth of twelve children. Saved and baptized as a young child, Lonnie lived his life for his Lord and Savior and raised his children to do the same.  In 1975, Lonnie met and married the love of his life, Connie.   They owned and operated Lonnie Wright Electric from 1977 to 2013.  He and Connie worked hand in hand every day as the only husband and wife electricians in Greene County. They were often referred to as being “Wright for each other”.  Lonnie loved gardening, flowers, karaoke, flea markets, traveling to Colorado and Family Feud. After retirement in 2013, he and Connie opened The Front Porch flea market in Oak Grove Heights where he made countless friends that quickly became family.  In 2021, he was diagnosed with PSP, a vicious debilitating disease that quickly took control of his mind and body.  Vowing that he would never see a nursing facility, Connie along with their daughter, Shawntelle and three youngest grandchildren Madison, Mackenzie and Max, quickly became his caregivers giving him around-the-clock care.  The memories made during that time will forever be treasured.  Lonnie was a member of Oak Grove Heights Baptist Church where he attended even on his hardest days and where he and Connie were known for singing specials together and were often requested to do so. 

Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents, Elvis and Lora (White) Wright, brothers, Vernon, O.C.  and Willis Wright and sisters, Thelma Cox, Wilma Bennett and Mozella Barber.

  Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Connie Higgins Wright, two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa (Hugh) Dickinson of Jonesboro, AR and Shawntelle (Tommy) Wince of Paragould, AR. Five grandchildren, Taylor Dickinson and Corbin Dickinson both of Jonesboro, AR, Madison Lowe, Mackenzie Lowe and Maximus Wince all of Paragould.  Two brothers, Jasper (Shirley) Wright and Dewayne (Bonnie) Wright all of Lafe, AR, three sisters Juanita (George) White, Francis Highfill and Norma Crafton all of Paragould, two sisters-in-law, Becky Wright and Debbie Curtis. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family will receive friends Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with funeral at 12:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home with Bro. Heath Vines and Mike Robinson officiating.  Pallbearers will be fellow church members who were always by his side any time he needed them Mike Robinson, Billy Ellis, Ernie Vaughn, Logan Ring, Gary Winn and Front Porch employee Brad Andrews. Honorary pallbearers will be Hugh Dickinson, Tommy Wince, Corbin Dickinson, Maximus Wince, Verlon Wright, Keith Wright, Rick Wright, Perry Wright, Dean Rollings and Kenny Highfill. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be sent to Oak Grove Heights Baptist Church. The family also wants to thank Dierksen Hospice and his caregivers Kristen Quinn and Camille Richie for their aid in his final days. 

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Visitation
Saturday
February 10, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
4904 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 10, 2024

12:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
4904 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450

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